REPORT: Democrat wants to expand House of Representatives by 150 seats

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A House Democrat this week introduced legislation that would take one of the least popular institutions in the nation – Congress – and make it bigger in the hopes of making it better.

The bill from Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., would add 150 new seats to the House, boosting the total number from 435 to 585 House lawmakers by 2030. Blumenauer says more members of the House are needed because they currently represent too many people – nearly 800,000 on average – which is making it difficult for lawmakers to represent their voters effectively.

“[T]he number of constituents living in a single congressional district has dramatically increased since the number of House members was arbitrarily capped in 1929,” Blumenauer said Monday. “Current district sizes threaten the direct constituent connection on which the House was founded. Simply, congressional districts are too large.”

Although the law was established in 1929 that the House of Representatives would have 435 seats, Blumenauer argues that the law went into effect when the U.S. population was only 122 million.

He claims that since the U.S. population is now nearly 330 million, there is a growing imbalance, making it more difficult for congress members to respond to their constituents’ needs.

“Voters are more likely to sit out elections when their voice and input are not fully represented in government,” Blumenauer claimed.

Blumenauer is calling for 150 new House members to be added following the 2030 Census, then another 10 new lawmakers could be added to the House every 10 years,, depending on how fast the population is growing.

Blumenauer describes himself on his Twitter profile as a “Progressive Democrat proudly representing Oregon’s 3rd Congressional District.”

In October, Blumenauer praised Joe Biden for pardoning all prior federal offenses of simple marijuana possession, and denounced the “war on drugs.”

“This is a vital step forward for ending the failed war on drugs that too often targeted people of color, especially Black and Latino men. While this announcement is welcome and long overdue, it is the first step of many that this Administration should take,” Blumenauer tweeted on Oct. 6.

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